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Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center

Breaking research finds that increased activity in a brain region responsible for reward-related functions reduces the risk of depression related to …

Eye scan could spot Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms emerge

A simple eye test could spot Alzheimer’s disease 20 years before symptoms develop, according to new research.<p>A study of patients with the devastating …

Science Behind Recalling Past Memories, How We Recall?

A memory is a precious thing. Whenever we experience something new we create a memory of that event and that memory gets stored in a neural circuit …

The Brain

Scientists Just Discovered New Kinds of Cells in The Human Brain

It could help detect brain disease before it occurs.<p>Neuroscientists have discovered a new way to categorise neurons at a molecular level. This will …

Young Star's Roiling Gas Cloud Shows Chaotic Magnetic Field

Astronomers have mapped the tangled web woven by the magnetic field of a gas cloud as it births a star. The Earth's solar system might have looked …

Merging Black Holes Can Now Be Used To Test Quantum Gravity

During the Archean Eon of planet Earth, when life was figuring out how to harness energy from the Sun, two black holes in a distant galaxy merged with a ripple of gravitational waves. Over the next 2.9 billion years these ripples traversed a vast and empty space, while on Earth a plucky little …

Black Holes

4 Black Hole Images From NASA: Portraits Of The Universe’s Best Killer

Black holes are one of the universe’s greatest mysteries. We can’t peer inside these objects, because they have such tremendous amounts of matter …

Is Dark Energy Pushing Our Galaxy Somewhere?

<i>If dark energy is pushing our Galaxy in a known and straight line, then where is it pushing us to? What kind of force is driving the dark energy and where is it taking us to? Or is there a force that is drawing dark energy to it, and we are just trapped within it?</i><p>Dark energy isn’t pushing our …

Universe

The first trip to Mars will include the longest layover ever

Nobody likes layovers, but the first astronauts heading to Mars will get to experience one of the longest such experiences of their lives. They’ll …

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

Humanity

Scientists Discover New Use For Sperm

It's pretty surprising.<p>Scientists have discovered that sperm might actually be able to play a role in fighting cancer.<p>According to <i>Indy 100</i>, a group of German scientists theorized that sperm might be able to carry medications to the female reproductive organs, thereby helping to fight certain types …

The Human Body Rendered as Only Blood Vessels Is Simply Amazing

Markos Kay’s body of work gets a little nervy in his CG designs of artery-and-vein humanoids.<p>Never mind society's obsession with outward appearances—what do we all <i>really</i> look like on the inside? Having always been enamored with the anatomical illustrations inside <i>Gray's Anatomy</i>, the digital artist …

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

<b>What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it.</b><p>The US and Japanese team found that the brain "doubles up" by simultaneously making two memories of events.<p>One is for the here-and-now and the other for a lifetime, …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Stem Cell Research: Japanese Man's Body Accepts Cells From Another Human Being

On Tuesday, a 60-year-old Japanese man became the first human being to receive "reprogrammed" stem cells. The cells were derived from induced …

New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.<p>Ever since the late 1990s, physicists have been fairly certain that the Universe isn't only getting …

5 Vital Lessons Scientists Learn That Can Better Everyone's Life

Scientific breakthroughs may be rare, but they never take place in an intellectual vacuum. Newton’s recognition that he was standing on the shoulders of giants has never been more true than it is today, where the titans of the past have laid the foundations for our vantage point today. Yet the …

Physics

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Black Holes

Incredible video of Mars stitched together by hand from 33,000 images

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with Mars, check out this incredible video recently released by NASA that shows the Red Planet’s …

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

Faintest Galaxies Ever Seen Explain The 'Missing Link' In The Universe

To see farther than ever, we point our most powerful space telescopes at a single region and collect light for days.<p>The Hubble Frontier Fields program focused on massive galaxy clusters, using their gravity to enhance our sight even further.<p>The only problem? The cluster itself is closer and …

Universe

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

Scientists have evolved a remarkable new form of life that can bond silicon to carbon

You're probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few.<p>But the new biological trick, which was forcefully evolved in bacteria, is safer and 15 times more efficient than synthetic, industrial chemistry at …

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

The Brain

Science Says Being Highly Sensitive Is A Matter Of Genes, Not Personality

“A sensitive soul sees the world through the lens of love”<p>–Cheryl Richardson<p>Highly sensitive people (HSP) are a gift to mankind. Though often …

Psychology

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